John Locke

The Life He Lived

The Early Life

Locke was born on 29 August 1632, in a small thatched cottage by the church in Wrington, Somerset, about 12 miles from Bristole

Living The Life

Locke had been looking for a career and in 1667 moved into Shaftesbury's home at Exeter House in London, to serve as Lord Ashley's personal physician.Locke's medical knowledge was put to the test when Shaftesbury's liver infection became life-threatening. Locke coordinated the advice of several physicians and was probably instrumental in persuading Shaftesbury to undergo surgery (then life-threatening itself) to remove the cyst.


his ideas about natural rights and government are today considered quite revolutionary for that period in English history. A famous quote he said was"There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men." That means that a child that doesn't quite know the world yet may have better and more influential knowledge than a grown man who's experienced life

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